» Entertainment Weekly Preview of Under the Sparkling Sea and upcoming Collector Guides

Sparkling Sea Cover

Entertainment Weekly has put up a preview of some of the upcoming My Little Pony books coming out in the near future.  There is an illustration from the picture book Under the Sparkling Sea (due April 23rd), and the cover and some info on the contents of the collector’s guide called The Elements of Harmony (due in June) that will include a detailed map of Equestria in addition to character bios, song lyrics and episode guide. Also shown is the Mini Pony Collector’s Guide (due in October) of the Mini Figurines found from the Blind Bag sets and other collections, coming with a Bonus Exclusive Figurine ‘TeaLove’. There is also an image of the new Princess Twilight Sparkle punch-out standee card, similar to the standee cards from the Enterplay Trading Cards, available with the recently released Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell book. 

[Source: Entertainment Weekly]

» Toy Fair 2013 Report: Piney and Kefka’s Adventure in Toy Fair

We’re back from our adventure at Toy Fair 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City!  On Sunday, KefkaFloyd and I walked around the show floor to find out everything we could about new Pony toys and merch! The big blizzard that hit the northeast a few days prior (SNOWBRACABRA!) did not deter us from attending the show, though the drive for Kefka on Sunday morning was a bit treacherous through parts of Connecticut. The bad news is that we did not obtain entrance to Hasbro’s showroom. The good news is that there is some pretty neat stuff in the realm of licensees that we got to see. Read more behind the cut for some new, never before seen stuff!


» Build-A-Bear Ponies Unveiled!

Someone ferreted out some thumbnails of two Build-A-Bear ponies from BAB’s site and sent them to EQD. They are most definitely ponies and appear to have brushable hair although the images are too small to tell what kind. I think they look very huggable and reasonably accurate. Now let’s hope Rarity is gonna join Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash. 

[Source: Equestria Daily]

» Sunday Merch Madness #012 – Finale Spoilers Edition

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No seriously, if you’ve somehow managed to avoid the season 3 finale spoilers that have coated the internet you don’t want to click here this week.

And a note so you don’t have to jump into this spoil-tastic post to find out: Kefka and I will be at Toyfair International in NYC next Sunday, February 10! He’ll be taking the pretty pictures and I’ll be weaseling all the info I can out of the Hasbro reps. :)


» Entertainment Weekly Article Discusses Pony Season Finale

Twilight Rocks!

Are you dying to hear more about the season finale of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic? If you’re following this (or other) news site(s), you probably are. Have you been hearing rumors floating around? Well, we have too, and the cat’s out of the bag. Meghan McCarthy talks to Entertainment Weekly’s Family Room about the season finale and what’s in store for ponies in the future.

This article is pretty spoilery, as it talks about the premise of the finale as well as upcoming tie-in toys. If you don’t want to know, don’t read it! There’s also new toys to tie-in, which you can find in the article as well. We have the toy images and spoilery details behind the cut.